Prof. Omar El-Agnaf

Executive Director @ Qatar Biomedical Research

Acting Executive Director at Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) and Director of
Neurological Disorders Research Center at QBRI. His primary research concerns neurodegenerative
disease. Since he moved to the region, he has assembled an excellent research team and has been
successful in attracting an array of scientific funding from prestigious international funding agencies. Dr.
El-Agnaf is frequently invited as a speaker at international scientific and clinical meetings and is currently
a member of the editorial board of several international journals. His track record of basic and
translational research productivity is characterized by publications in high-ranking scientific journals. He
is considered a pioneer in the field of Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative diseases.
Several inventions have emerged from his research and provided new insights into the molecular
pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases and have offered new opportunities for the development
of novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools for Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. His research has
also been translated into clinical studies to evaluate novel markers as diagnostic tools for
neurodegenerative diseases. He has been granted 8 patents and 6 under consideration, and published
more than 120 refereed articles, with 52 h-index and total citations >8,600.